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Judge denies preliminary injunction on spending cap ordinance

Post by T on Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:41 pm

RUMFORD — Oxford County Superior Court ruled Friday that the Rumford Board of Selectmen were not in violation of the town charter when they refused to convene a special town meeting to allow residents to vote on a petition-initiated spending cap ordinance.

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Post by T on Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:05 pm

Phil Blampied:

"Whatever the wisdom and eventual outcome of a special town meeting vote on this subject, the Charter does not allow any wiggle room once a proper petition for a special town meeting has been submitted. The selectboard has broken the law."

"Talk about throwing anything at the wall to see if it will stick, Mme Kreckel is the exemplar non nonpareil."

"If you get 10 percent of the voters to petition for a special town meeting, the selectboard MUST call it."

uhoh

"The Charter is the bones of the town. You bet. So follow its clear instruction."

Now that the charter been clarified for you Mr. Blampied, will you folllow it?party

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Post by T on Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:59 am

Belanger said it “was kind of disappointing to discover the judge agreed with the selectmen and went against the will of the people.”

Belanger should have said:

it “was kind of disappointing to discover the judge agreed with the selectmen and went against the will of some of the people.”

Belanger cannot speak for all of the people.  He can only speak for his special interest group.

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Post by T on Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:34 am

Belanger said that despite the judge's ruling, the spending cap ordinance “is not a dead issue.”

“We'll continue to push forward”

I'm certain it's not a dead issue.  Mr. Belanger, and his special interest group, will move forward, waste more taxpayer money, and attempt to thwart the Charter. Now that would be against the will of the people as the current Charter was approve by the majority.

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Post by T on Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:11 pm

Apparently Mr. Blampied doesn't know everything about everything and has conceded the point.  "Mme" Kreckel was right.  Having challenged "Mme" Kreckel's assessment was a waste of time and money.

Phil Blampied: These four would also support putting a budget cap into the Charter, which, if the town is to have a lasting limit on spending, is the only place the town attorney claims is legal to put it, according to her recent statements.

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